Liverpool transfer target Mahmoud Dahoud will not leave Borussia Monchengladbach this summer, his agent says.
Reds boss Jurgen Klopp has been monitoring the Syrian-born Germany U-21 international after an impressive Bundesliga season in which he made 32 appearances, scoring five goals.
French champions Paris Saint-Germain have had a €40m (£34m) bid rejected for the 20-year-old this summer, while an unnamed English Champions League club have also had an approach turned down, according to the Guardian.
Gladbach are reportedly unwilling to let Dahoud leave after selling midfielder Granit Xhaka to Arsenal earlier this summer.
The Germany midfielder has two years left to run on his deal with the Bundesliga club. Negotiations over a new contract have stalled as the player wishes to leave the club next summer.
'Lot of interest'
"It is certain Mahmoud will stay with Gladbach for now," Dahoud's agent Reza Fazeli was quoted as saying by the Guardian.
"There has been a lot of interest in him, not just from Liverpool. But we have an agreement with Gladbach and everything has been postponed for next season."
Gladbach are reportedly willing to sacrifice a big chunk of Dahoud's transfer value by not sanctioning his sale this summer.
They finished fourth in the Bundesliga last season and face Swiss club Young Boys in a Champions League playoff next week.
Klopp has already brought in six new players in a summer of busy transfer activity at Anfield.
Four of those new signings – Sadio Mane, Georginio Wijnaldum, Loris Karius and Joel Matip – are at or below the age of 25.
Speaking earlier this month, Klopp refused to rule out additional signings before the transfer window shuts.
"Is the activity all over? I have no idea," he was quoted as saying by ESPN.
"I don't think so. We will see what happens."